Northrop Grumman
3.4 of 5 1,504 reviews
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Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.4 1,504 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO & President Wesley G. Bush

Wesley G. Bush

(601 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance"
    in 98 reviews
  • "Good benefits; Positive work environment; Employees valued and respected"
    in 111 reviews
Cons:
  • "15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff"
    in 42 reviews
  • "work life balance is preached but NOT practiced"
    in 18 reviews
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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

ProsFun to work for and technically challenging

ConsIntern, didnt hire me after college completion

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Very positive experience. Been given many opportunities to grow my career.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTalented and knowledgeable people with a strong aerospace engineering background. Good work to family balance. Small company closeness with a family like atmosphere.

ConsManagers need to concern themselves with the customer needs and engage more frequently. Lack vision on customer as a possible resource for new ideas and potential opportunities for new business.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to be more engaged with their people. Spend to much time focusing on presentations to their superiors.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad management, great company!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe only thing that I did like about the company is knowing that the company is actually a good company, I just wasnt a part of it.

ConsIt wasnt challenging enough, at least my job at the time wasn't. I wanted to advance but after 3 years with the company I did not and was not able to enhance any of my skills.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Oustanding, stable employment

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne, FL (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

Proscare for their employees
better than average salary for Florida
promote from within
stable employer

ConsAerospace & Defense... under the current administration outlook is bleak
Very little budget for training ...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great Employer in a slow town

Mechanical Engineer II (Former Employee)
Melbourne, FL (US)

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFortune 500 Company with excellent benefits.
9 80 work schedule and ability to flex time.
Management does a great job of leveling out the aerospace work load to avoid layoffs.
Great weather little traffic and 5-6 miles from the beach.

ConsProjects are not often the most flashy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company in a struggling industry

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Northrop Grumman

ProsSmart people. Awesome technologies. Flexible work schedule.

Conscost of living in the area is very high.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, little direction

College Technical Intern (Current Employee)
Hill AFB, UT (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern for less than a year

ProsI worked as an intern for Northrop over the summer and I was challenged, encouraged and well treated. I could not have asked for a better experience there. The people I worked with believed in their work and felt a moral obligation to make things right.

ConsI felt a lack of direction from upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify. A single contract for a particular branch of a company is nothing but a gamble.

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High technology and strong processess but slow moving

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIt is a well run company with a deep pool of talent.

ConsSometime the process gets in the way. Programs are too expensive.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to invest more NG money to develop products. Can't always rely on leveraging the customer's money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Verry rewarding and challenging

Engineer V (Current Employee)
El Segundo, CA (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMany opportunities for expanding jobs skills. Work with a wide variety of people, Using my imagination is encouraged. I get constructive criticism on my work, enabling me to do a better job. Management is trying hard to get employees more engage and thus produce better products.

ConsNorthrop Grumman is very bottom line oriented. Even though (i believe sincerely) Northrop Grumman is trying to do the right things by their employees, a top priority is lowering cost, which can negatively affect employees (i.e. forced to move or be laid off).

Also, how well you are perceived as doing your job can be heavily dependent on your relationship with your management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to start with at an entry level

Systems Engineer I (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time for more than a year

ProsIn the DoD contracting world it all depends on the team and program you're on. Luckily, I had a good team and worked on great programs. People were willing to help. Management allowed me to experiment.

ConsLike many other jobs out there, work can get busy and you will find yourself working long days!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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